Finian's RainbowHD Closed Captioning
Francis Ford Coppola
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About the Movie
Screen legend Fred Astaire is an Irish rogue whose leprechaun comes to life in the American South. A whimsical, musical fantasy directed by mastermind Francis Ford Coppola ("Bram Stoker's Dracula," "The Godfather") and co-starring pop star/actress Petula Clark ("Goodbye, Mr. Chips"), this story is pure enchantment. Leonard Maltin calls this "elegant and witty... the best movie musical of its era."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A light, pastoral fantasy with civil rights angles, underscored by comedy values.
Fresh: A marvelous evening right up to its last shot of Astaire walking away down a country road.
Rotten: It's Fred Astaire's last musical and a sorry farewell.
An awkward gem.
There are some things that just aren't right about this movie, but it rises above the "dated" look and some poor casting to still be a delight to watch. The music is gorgeous, the story line is quirky, and then there is Fred Astaire, Petula Clark and Tommy Sands pulling this movie from a disaster to a higher level. Very enjoyalbe despite its flaws.
Great Movie to Watch for St. Patrick
I watch this movie every year as part of my birthday celebration. Great music and dancing. Very funny! Best classical movie for the Luck of the Irish!